York Township, Michigan – Toyota has celebrated the grand opening of its second engineering and safety testing facility, Toyota Technical Center (TTC) in York Township, Michigan.  TTC, a division of Toyota Motor Engineering and Manufacturing North America, already has a site in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

With the expansion, TTC is adding 400 new jobs and will boost its employment to 1,100 workers by 2010.

“Toyota’s investment of $187 million to advance research and development demonstrates our commitment to the North American automotive industry,” said Shigeki Terashi, TTC president. “TTC has been conducting R&D activity in Michigan for over 30 years and recognizes Southeast Michigan as the center for automotive R&D in North America.”

Toyota established its first Technical Center in Ann Arbor in 1977 and has developed the Avalon, Sienna, Solara, Tundra and Venza for the North American market.

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